lip reduction surgery in New York City

Lip Reduction Procedure

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Welcome to Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery for lip reduction surgery in New York City on Park Avenue.

Dr. Pearlman’s lip reduction procedure in NYC can help with overfilled or unevenly filled lips by removing any excess lip filler that does not naturally go away such as silicone, or reduce the size of lips for a smaller shape.

Feel like your best self.

Lip reduction treatments can help patients of all ages and walks of life achieve more confidence by improving the size and shape of the lips for a more proportional and symmetrical appearance.

Some patients look to reduce your lip size from a previous augmentation, have always wanted smaller lips, or, more commonly, see Dr. Pearlman for enlarged or distorted lips is from injection of permanent fillers such as silicone. Dr. Pearlman delivers fantastic results for his patients with over 30 years of experience as a Dual Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in NYC.

The Benefits of Lip Reduction Surgery

Removal of any excess lip filler or silicone scarred lips that is causing an unsatisfactory look

Removal of excess skin and tissue if the lip structure is uneven

A more defined, shapelier pout

A more proportional appearance overall

Maintains a natural lip appearance

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Why choose Dr. Pearlman for a lip reduction procedure?

Dr. Pearlman is an incredibly talented and reputable Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. He provides conservative treatments that cater specifically to your unique cosmetic concerns, ensuring optimal and natural-looking results.

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Consultation With Dr. Pearlman

How it Works


The Procedure

Lip Reduction Recovery

During your initial visit, Dr. Pearlman will examine your lips and work with you to choose the best approach for your needs and unique anatomy. Then, you will both establish mutual goals for your lip reduction surgery in New York City. Dr. Pearlman will go over the process and expectations, as well as take the time to answer any of your questions about lip reduction surgery.

During your lip reduction procedure at our Manhattan office, Dr. Pearlman will mark the areas for incisions to remove excess lip skin, tissue, and scar. This may be on the upper lip, lower lip, or both, based on your desired results.

He will then administer a local anesthesia (general anesthesia is an option but rarely necessary) before creating the incisions inside the mouth in the areas marked. He will then remove excess fat, tissue, and scar, creating a balanced shape and size before closing the incisions with stitches. The procedure process takes approximately 30 minutes per lip.

We advise most patients to take about one week off from work in order to recover from a lip reduction procedure. While swelling and soreness may last for a few days, over-the-counter pain medications and the application of ice packs are all that is needed.

You will need to eat soft foods for the first few days and avoid citrus or other acidic foods or beverages that could irritate the tissue of your inner lips. It typically takes one to two weeks for the sutures to be ready for removal, with full results achieved at about 3 to 6 months.

Beautifully Natural Results

Dr. Pearlman takes great care to deliver the most natural results for lip reduction surgery in New York City.

When lips are distorted by silicone or other permanent filler, he removes the scar tissue created by these materials. Patients may need 2 to 3 treatments to achieve their ultimate results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lip Reduction / Reduction of Silicone-Distorted Lips

Am I a good candidate for lip reduction surgery?

If you are feeling self-conscious because of large, oversized, scarred or unevenly shaped lips or are hoping to have excess lip filler and silicone removed from your lips, you may be a fit candidate for lip reduction. Lip reductions can help you achieve a more balanced and symmetrical appearance to boost your confidence for a lifetime.

Does lip reduction hurt?

Lip reduction hurts minimally. We prescribe medication to help with pain.

How much does lip reduction cost?

Lip reduction near you costs between $3,500 to $6,500, depending on if it’s 1 or both lips.


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Persistent in the Pursuit of Perfection

For decades, Dr. Pearlman has been persistent in his search for perfection as a top facial surgeon in New York. He brings evolution, experience, expertise, and uniqueness to his patients in our Park Avenue office. The goal of Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery is to help patients to actualize their ideal self-image for the highest level of personal authenticity and attractiveness possible. Dr. Pearlman couples an attentive bedside manner and genuine concern for his patients’ welfare to deliver the best lip reduction surgery results.

Our Approach

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